Izumo Taisha Shrine and Matsue Private Tour

Visit one of the most important Shinto shrines of Japan, spend time in a colorful botanical park, and tour a historic castle.

8 hours


  • Pay a visit to Izumo Taisha Shrine, a designated National Treasure
  • Explore natural wonders in the wonderful, spacious Matsue Vogel Park
  • Learn about the history of the area while touring the impressive Matsue Castle


Izumo Taisha Shrine is one of the most revered sacred sites in Japan. Explore its seren grounds and learn about its history. Stroll around numerous small stalls in the area and try the local flavors. After visiting the Shrine area, head for Matsue Vogel Park. Enjoy he beautiful scenery along the way. Have some downtime at the famous Matsue Vogel Park, where numerous bird and plant species can be found. The Park is a perfect place to relax, and explore its rich flora and fauna. Afterwards, head for Matsue City. Wrap your day at Matsue Castle, one of the few remaining Japanese feudal castles. Take the opportunity and join the Izumo Taisha Shrine and Matsue private tour with a designated and knowledgeable guide. 


Izumo Taisha Shrine, situated in Shimane Prefecture, is believed to be the oldest Shinto Shrine in Japan. It is nested among numerous paths, and pine tree groves. On its large premises there are also numerous eateries and shops. Given its outstanding historical, and cultural significance, the Main Hall and the attached buildings were registered as National Treasures in 1952.

Apart from the Shrine, Shimane boasts scenic natural landscapes such as Lake Shinji. Enjoy the views of the Lake on your way to another destination – Matsue Vogel Park. The Park offers a range of experiences and is a home to numerous bird and plant species. Wrap up your day in the city of Matsue where Matsue Castle is situated and learn more about the history of the area. 

Tour itinerary

9:00 Meet your guide in front of Izumoshi Station and board your private transportation
9:30 - 12:30 Visit Izumo Taisha Shrine and have lunch in the area
13:30 - 15:00 Matsue Vogel Park
15:00 Leave Matsue Vogel Park
15:30 Arrive at Matsue Castle
around 16:30 Leave Matsue Castle
around 16:45 Arrive at Matsue Station – where tour ends

Important information

Included in price

  • Guide service
  • Private transportation 

Not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Admission fees

Book the tour at least 2 weeks prior to your desired tour date.

Minimum number of persons required for the tour to run is 1.
Maximum number of persons per tour is 8.

Know before you book

  • Cancellation
    2 days prior to the day of your trip: 40 % of tour price
    1 day prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-sh0w: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Izumoshi Station North Exit
Ekikitamachi, Izumo, Shimane 693-0007

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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